With its deep violet flowers and purple sap, this plant is famous for its color and has been historically used as a dye. The root, however, is used by herbalists to keep the body healthy and the immune system in tip-top shape. The root contains alkaloids, which give wild indigo its medicinal properties. Preliminary research has shown a slight benefit on the immune system, though more studies need to take place before the safety and efficacy can be determined.
Most commonly found in a liquid extract form, wild indigo is usually used topically. It can be ingested but amounts, frequency and use are all determined on an individual basis.
**DO NOT use for longer than 2-3 weeks as an intake higher than 30g may induce vomiting.